Question For Mom's With Older Kids
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|Fri, 09-10-2010 - 12:27pm|
Hi everyone! It's been awhile since I have posted. I also post under "carsonalansmom". I just had a quick question for all of you experienced moms that have to entrust your child's diabetes care in another person. My son Carson is now 3 1/2 and I have stayed at home with him since he was born, so we have never put him in another person's care long term, except for grandparents. We will be sending him to preschool next Fall and are going to spend this year getting him out and about more. I was going to enroll him in Kindermusik (a music class) this Winter, and it is a 45 minute class in which the parents do not stay. Carson does not check his own blood sugar, and obviously does not know how to use his pump. He does however, either say he feels "low" or asks for juice when he is feeling low. So my question is what all do I need to communicate to whomever his teacher will be? Since it is just a 45 minute class as long as we check him before he goes, he should be fine, but do we need to ask that this teacher learn how to check his blood sugar or what? This is a side of diabetes that is new to me and I'm not sure what bases need to be covered. I thought I'd print out some sheets mapping out signs of high and low blood sugar. I just don't want to overwhelm the teacher with too much info, so what do you think are the important things to cover? Obviously, we will need to do in depth training once it comes time for preschool, but we'll cross that bridge when we come to it :). Any tips are greatly appreciated!